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Old 11-19-2007, 07:29 PM   #1
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Porsche Boxster oil film below rear bumper

Hi !
i was hoping someone could give me some hints as to what the oil film i am noticing underneath the rear bumpers is all about.

This happens everytime i drive the boxster. The film is a very slight residue, which i am not 100% sure it's oil. I checked the engine for any leaks : nothing.
check out the following pictures :

Thanks for any tips !

[IMG]rear bumper[/IMG]

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Old 11-20-2007, 06:05 AM   #2
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some additional info

I forgot to mention that this is a 2002 boxster with 43000 miles on the ODO.
Thanks again for any input !
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:24 AM   #3
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Looks like dirt to me. That's one of the reasons I also RejeX the rear bumper too. Dirt just slidesssss off.

Bartman, are you the guy that caught that ball at the Cubs game??
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Old 11-20-2007, 08:12 AM   #4
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dirt ?

Thanks bmussati !
Hmmm, i am not sure it's dirt. Open the 2 pictures and look closely directly underneath the 2 black bumpers. You can clearly see some sort of "run-off"
coming from somewhere... When i rub with my finger over this it doesn't come off easy, nor does it have a typical oil smell.
I am going to remove the fabric inside the trunk tonight to see if it originates somewhere from their.

I'll keep you posted.

PS: if i would have caught that ball i would have bought a 911 instead haha!
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Old 11-20-2007, 08:28 AM   #5
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I did look at the pictures.

Maybe it is a residue off the bumperettes. Do you put any stuff on the rubber bumperettes?
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Old 11-20-2007, 08:39 AM   #6
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Exactly. I'd say it was an Armor-All like product leeching off the bumperette.
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:22 AM   #7
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Smile could be !

You know what, that would make sense. I just bought the Porsche from a dealership in Cincinnati. Those guys normally use that stuff to make the car look in tip-top-shape before they sell it. I'll call them to confirm this !
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:06 PM   #8
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Bartman, OK, call them, and then your next call should be to Eric at www.bumperplugs.com to order some painted bumperettes. Don't ever post pictures here again until they are painted. Rule # 17 sec. e4!!!!

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